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, and everything, they give big tax breaks for the oil companies. the big manufacturers. they're taking jobs away from us. and why they think it is best to do that. i need an answer to that, because i work 40 years of my life, and now i'm disabled. and now they're talking about cutting everything. i just don't think -- i've even put my life on the line for this country, vietnam. why they think it's the right thing to do. host: thanks for your call. next up, a comment from hewitt, texas. tony, a republican there. good morning. caller: good morning. how's everybody there this morning? host: it's a little hot both temperature-wise and internally i think here. caller: yeah. you know, we deal with a few facts here this morning. that cut, cap and balance that was passed did two things that everybody just is totally bent out of shape about. one of which is that it would raise the debt ceiling, and we would give that community organizer everything he wanted. it also, at the time, would say that the united states would even have a downgrade in its debt rating. and what do we do? well, you got the presiden
way to do this, traditional way to do this to where we are now which is how big a deficit reduction package should accompany it. >> well, i think as the speaker of the house is discovering tonight, it is the reality we all live with here in washington, lawrence, which is this is a divided government, a two-party system. nobody gets entirely what he or she wants, and yes, if we had been doing this in the normal way as has been historically done, there would have been a clean debt ceiling vote, which has traditionally been unpleasant vote often for members of congress, but routine, noncontroversial, and certainly not tied to any deficit reduction package or any other measure for that matter. what happens is the speaker of the house made clear and republicans in general that they were linking the willingness to raise the debt ceiling to significant deficit reduction. as you know for a long time, we rejected the link, but because we believe we need to reduce our deficit and get our debt under control. we also worked concurrently as we moved through the spring and into the summer on prop
is how to encourage or guarantee big spending cuts in the future. as we've seen, house republicans are split themselves. more conservative members, including those from the tea party, refused to commit a yes vote for boehner's plan. it calls for congressional votes to raise the debt ceiling in two stages before next year's election. but the one thing they all agree on is that the other side is to blame. >> what's going on in the house is a disgrace. it is an outrage. >> the republicans are holding hostage the credit of the united states of america. >> we are determined to find a way to pay the nation's bills, but to do that in a fiscally responsible way. >> reporter: now, even if the house passes a plan today, it's not going to pass the senate at all. we could see a plan, an emergency plan introduced by the treasury as early as today. president obama could be forced to consider his own emergency measures. we're live on capitol hill. elaine reyes, news 4. eun, back to you. >> elaine, thank you. >>> we'll soon have a better idea of what the district plans to do if a debt deal is not
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